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SURPRISED by the SAVINGS Soper couple find Co-op Connections discount a pleasant surprise


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Help us promote your event by sending event details in advance. Please send event information to Jennifer Boling/Inside Your Co-op/ PO Box 758, Hugo, OK 74743; or e-mail info to jboling@choctawelectric.coop. Events and dates are subject to change


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Energy Camp Essay Deadline Contact Brad Kendrick 800-780-6486, ext. 248.


Daylight Savings Time begins


Atoka Fire Truck Parade Court Street, Atoka


14-15 Gun Show, Sat. 9 am - 5 pm Sun. 10 am - 4 pm Pushmataha Co. Fairgrounds


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AARP Safe Driving Course 9 am, CEC Antlers. To enroll, call 800-780-6486, ext. 248. First day of spring


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American Indian Youth Leadership Spring Powwow McCurtain Co. Fairgrounds


Dogwood Days Festival Idabel, 580-286-3305


Beavers Bend Kayak Classic Broken Bow Lake Easter Sunday


Youth Tour Entries Due For details, contact Tonia Allred, 800-780-6486, ext. 217.


AARP Safe Driving Course 9 am, CEC Idabel. To enroll, call 800-780-6486, ext. 248. Earth Day Arbor Day


Lucky Account #38843484. $25 bill credit! Is this your account number? If so, please notify Choctaw Electric Cooperative by the 10th of month to claim the $25 bill credit. (Unclaimed credits roll over to the next month; up to a $100 bill credit.) Please call 800-780-6486, ext. 207.


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ike many Choctaw Electric members, Lynda and Abner Hodge pay cash for their doctor- prescribed medicines. Abner is diabetic and requires several daily medications to keep his condition in check. The prescriptions aren’t cheap, Lynda said, but the retirees would have paid a lot more if they didn’t have a Choctaw Electric Co-op Connections card.


Co-op Connections is a free nationwide savings program that provides electric co- op members with savings on prescription medicine and other health care expenses, plus savings at hundreds of participating businesses. Lynda said they’ve had their card for several years and always show it to their pharmacist at checkout. “But we never noticed how much difference it made until recently,” Lynda said.


On a routine visit to Walmart to get their prescriptions filled, they noticed that the price of one of their medications seemed much higher than normal. “When we asked about it the sales associate noticed that they hadn’t applied the Co-op Connections discount,” Lynda recalled.


Walmart quickly resolved the problem, which lowered the price by $50. “A 90-day supply would’ve cost us $80 or $90, but because we had our card it only cost us $30,” Lynda said.


The revelation gave the couple food for thought on the drive home. They’ve been filling that particular prescription for over two years, Lynda said. While they aren’t sure exactly how much they’ve saved with Co-op Connections, it’s enough that they will continue to use it, no doubt about it.


Find out how you can save by visiting www.connections.coop/ healthysavings, or call 800-800-7616.


More Great Reasons To Use Your Co-op Connections RISING DRUG PRICES


Drug prices are on the rise. An AARP report found that retail prices for 227 brand-name prescription drugs commonly used by older Americans increased nearly 13 percent in 2013.


Generic drug prices are also going up. A Pembroke Consulting analysis of federal data shows the price pharmacies pay for generics over the past year has soared by as much as 17,700 percent.


To battle rising drug costs, co-op members are encouraged to make use of their Co-op Connections Healthy Savings pharmaceutical discounts. The program saves members an average of 45 percent off retail prices.


For more details, including a list of participating pharmacies near you, please visit www.connections.coop/healthysavings or call Co-op Connections at 800-800-7616.


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